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Government will audit how Eurotunnel spends £33m settlement

Image copyright Reuters The government will audit Eurotunnel’s accounts to ensure that its £33m settlement with the firm benefits “the wider economy”. A senior civil servant told MPs that a “binding agreement” would guarantee the money was spent on improvements to Eurotunnel’s UK operations. Bernadette Kelly also confirmed any upgrades would not be ready for […]

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Leyton stabbing: Man dies in east London

Image copyright @999London Image caption The air ambulance attended but the man died at the scene in east London A man in his 20s has been stabbed to death in east London. Emergency services were called to North Birkbeck Road in Leyton, Waltham Forest, at 16:26 GMT. Police officers and medics found the man with […]

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‘Difficult’ Brexit talks see no breakthrough, European Commission says

Image copyright EPA Image caption Michel Barnier is leading Brexit talks on behalf of the European Commission Brexit negotiations “have been difficult” and “no solution has been identified” to the Irish backstop, the European Commission has said. It comes after the latest talks between UK ministers and EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels. Commission […]

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Kerry Katona denies failing to send child to school

Image copyright PA Image caption Kerry Katona said she would represent herself at her trial Singer Kerry Katona is to face trial accused of failing to send a child to school regularly. The former Atomic Kitten member and reality TV star pleaded not guilty to the charge at Brighton Magistrates’ Court. Ms Katona, who lives […]